IBC Protocol Submission

All submissions, modifications, renewals, etc. for research will now go through the online portal. You will receive decision information and feedback emails from the IBC office and EHS via this system.

Access the IBC Protocol Form

Use your KSU NetID & password to log in to the EtQ Reliance with the link below. The system works best with Firefox or Chrome.

Click here to access EtQ Reliance.

IBC Review Process 

After your protocol is submitted, the IBC office will perform a pre-review to determine whether the project is exempt based on the NIH recombinant nucleic acid guidelines or requires review by the committee. Next, the KSU Biosafety Officer will review the protocol to determine whether any updates to lab facilities are needed, or if any other requirements must be met.

Finally, the entire IBC will discuss the protocol at the next monthly meeting (if the project requires full review). After the meeting, the IBC will communicate with you about the decision and any questions they might have.

Please note that protocols need to be submitted 2 weeks before the next IBC meeting to ensure timely review. Exempt research will not require committee review and will be processed as soon as received. Our calendar lists all scheduled meetings for the current academic year.

Documentation and Help

We have created a walkthrough of the IBC submission process to help you. We will continuously update our FAQ[link] as necessary.

If you have questions about using the system, please check our help resources above, and then email ibc@kennesaw.edu with unanswered questions. If you need help logging in to the system, or encounter other technical issues, please contact UITS (service@kennesaw.edu).